Nzikazi Wilderness Camp
Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
... Pravir showed us a lot more 'ground level' stuff - how the rhino marks its territory by churning up the earth it pees in; if another rhino (usually another alpha male) pees in the same mound, it means game on - competition time. The females and younger males respectfully do their business a suitable distance away - but close enough to acknowledge that the pee-ing rhino is boss. [Note: some people who read the earlier entry commented on the gross-ness of the rhino ...
... We were barely 10 feet away. We spent a fair bit of time watching this magnificent cat loll, totally unperturbed by our nearby presence. She seemed to be bothered only by some flies which she flicked away with her tail, getting increasingly irritated. Pravir said she probably hadn't eaten yet as she would be breathing a lot more heavily if this was post-prandial. Maybe she was saving it for later.
... the table, the white table cloth, champagne, wine, beer and spirits and a few nibbles. So there we were at 8 pm, watching the sun set across the African plains and drinking wine in the middle of nowhere. Some experiences are not easy to forget and this is definitely going to be one of them.
We bumped and rocked (the vehicle that is) back to the lodge in time for a three course dinner by the campfire. A perfect end to a perfect day.
... me saying that perhaps 300g was a bit much and 200g would have been fine he said- "I could have eaten the end of yours, I would have eaten that until I died." We were laughing and joking about how posh we were until Pete reminded me I was still wearing our broken Kathmandu head torch as an Alice band. I mean, the torch part had broken so it would just be the waste of a potential Alice band to throw it all away!
Then also the card got declined so we felt like ...
... and after a short hike found ourselves at a cascading river that plunged into a grotto that had been carved out of the rocks. Potholes and straight walls of ochre and grey reached down into the churning waters. Then onto God's Window, aptly named as we stood looking out from atop the Drakensburg mountains at the valleys below and Kruger National Park in the misty distance. Words cannot do justice to these three remarkable natural wonders. ...
Other places to stay in Kruger National Park
R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kapama Private Game Reserve | 4 star hotelfrom $456
12 km from Paul Kruger Gate, 39 km from Phabeni Gate, Kruger National Park | 2 star hotelfrom $94
Imbali Concession, Kruger National Park | 4 star hotelfrom $563
Kruger National Park, P. O. Box 88, Skukuza 1350, Kruger National Park | Hotelfrom $1,309
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